Rose McHugh is currently chair of Crawford Art Gallery and is non-executive director of Bank of America Europe and Irish Life Group. She is also a member of the Governing Body of UCC. She served two terms as chair of Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), was chair of Brook Foods and is a former non-executive director of Origin Enterprises Plc, Bord na Mona and The Fota Hotel Collection. She was formerly executive director and head of corporate finance at Merrion Capital. Prior to this appointment, she was deputy CEO of SWS Group, a renewable energy and diversified services group and a Director of Taxation with EY. She is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, an Associate of the Institute of Taxation in Ireland, with a law degree and MBA from UCC. She is a Chartered Director with the Institute of Directors.